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Kansas State Climatologist Mary Knapp offers this weekly series of short programs on weather phenomena and recent meteorological events in Kansas.
 
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K-State climatologist Mary Knapp says that last month was warm, but not at record levels.

- 1/30/2015
K-State climatologist Mary Knapp examines whether the famous Pennsylvania rodent is good at predicting the length of winter.

Thermometer readings have changed over the years, according to K-State climatologist Mary Knapp. 

- 1/23/2015
The temperature at which the ground will freeze is important information, according to K-State climatologist Mary Knapp.

- 1/23/2015
 K-State climatologist Mary Knapp looks back at past Kansas winters which were unusually dry.

- 1/23/2015
K-State climatologist Mary Knapp explains the differences in winds that travel downhill.

- 1/16/2015
K-State climatologist Mary Knapp looks at extreme temperature changes in January.         

There are multiple types of frozen water that can fall from the sky in winter, according to K-State climatologist Mary Knapp.            

- 1/16/2015
K-State climatologist Mary Knapp explains how to avoid a dangerous drop in body temperature.    

- 1/9/2015
K-State climatologist Mary Knapp explains why it is hard to judge the safety of ice on frozen waterways.

- 1/9/2015
K-State climatologist Mary Knapp tells us how reflective ice is formed.

- 1/9/2015
Repeating weather events are a common occurrence, according to K-State climatologist Mary Knapp.
 

- 12/23/2014
K-State climatologist Mary Knapp explains the term "Chinook."

- 12/23/2014
New Year's Eve can be a particularly bad time for winter weather, according to K-State climatologist Mary Knapp.

- 12/23/2014
K-State climatologist Mary Knapp explains the origin of the term "socked in."

- 12/23/2014
Tornadoes do rarely occur in January, according to K-State climatologist Mary Knapp.

- 12/23/2014
K-State climatologist Mary Knapp describes the type of fog we see most often in Kansas.

K-State climatologist Mary Knapp look back at one of the worst winter storms in Kansas history.

- 12/19/2014
What makes a Christmas white depends on your perspective, according to K-State climatologist Mary Knapp.                                        

- 12/19/2014
K-State climatologist Mary Knapp notes that the recent tornado in Kansas is not common for this time of year. 

- 12/19/2014
K-State climatologist Mary Knapp explains what makes a “solstice” and how it can affect the weather. 

- 12/12/2014
Pacific moisture can create unseasonably wet weather in Kansas this time of year, according to K-State climatologist Mary Knapp.                    

- 12/12/2014
K-State climatologist Mary Knapp explains how freezing rain forms. 

K-State climatologist Mary Knapp says that there are two main ways to measure how much water is in snow.          

K-State climatologist Mary Knapp sheds light on why temperatures might vary in the same locale.

- 12/8/2014
The name of this nearly invisible layer of ice has a long history, according to K-State climatologist Mary Knapp.

- 12/8/2014
K-State climatologist Mary Knapp explains the process of frost and why there are different types of it.  

- 11/26/2014
K-State climatologist Mary Knapp tells about a unique way to monitor energy use and help calculate fuel needs.

- 11/26/2014
K-State climatologist Mary Knapp notes that a cold November doesn’t necessarily mean that a cold December will follow.

In addition to snow and freezing rain, there are other common types of frozen precipitation, according to K-State climatologist Mary Knapp.

K-State climatologist Mary Knapp looks at Turkey Day storms from years past.

- 11/21/2014
Fluctuating winter temperatures cause water to freeze, then thaw, then freeze again, and that cycle can be especially damaging in Kansas, according to K-State Climatologist Mary Knapp.

- 11/21/2014
K-State Climatologist Mary Knapp explains that for meteorological purposes, certain weather conditions must be met in order for a storm to be called a blizzard.

- 11/14/2014
Does wind direction determine snowfall?  K-State climatologist Mary Knapp looks at the possibility. 

- 11/14/2014
K-State climatologist Mary Knapp says that dehydration isn’t a problem just in summertime.  

- 11/14/2014
K-State climatologist Mary Knapp examines the factors that make up wind chill and its effect on the human body. 

- 11/7/2014
K-State climatologist Mary Knapp looks back at dangerous storms that took place in Kansas on Armistice Day.       

- 11/7/2014
K-State climatologist Mary Knapp explains how a winter storm from the southwestern U.S. can affect winter weather in Kansas.

It is the most dangerous Arctic outbreak on record, and K-State climatologist Mary Knapp examines that cold November day more than 100 years ago.

- 10/31/2014
Benjamin Franklin helped identify coastal storm patterns, according to state climatologist Mary Knapp.

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